Hello again Chrystel,
Welcome back to Paris and to the blog!
Thanks for everyone's comments. I'm glad to hear my last homework was useful. A special hello to new student Rooshne - welcome to our community.
Chrystel - I enjoyed seeing your photographs of Paris and particularly the ones of the window displays. It's a shame you think they appeal to the adults and not the children but I think they'll get pleasure out of seeing them anyway. Do your children share your love of rock'n'roll?
In London, one of our main shopping streets, Regents Street, is decorated with colourful lights but they are really there to promote a new children's film. However in our main square, Trafalgar Square, we have a more traditional decoration - a huge Christmas tree which is a present from the people of Norway. In the evenings people gather around this tree and sing Christmas carols.
I was also interested to hear about your trip to Cabourg. I love places by the sea. The mood and the colour of the sea is always changing and it's great to be able to look out in to a vast open space.
Have a look at this photo of the sea around the Isles of Scilly. Does anyone know which country this is in?
Anyway, it's time to start preparing for Christmas. I'm looking forward to hearing about your preparations in your next blog.
Your English is very expressive and clear. You used punctuation well and you used some great adjectives to describe the sea, such as, a beautiful grey, desert beach.
I do have a few comments about you writing that might help to make your English perfect!
1. It was good to hear that you are enjoying the blogging community but your tenses aren't quite right when you say "It is the first time I write for a blog and I discover the pleasure of a nice community."
In this case you should write "It is the first time I have written a blog and I have discovered the pleasure of a nice community." We call this structure 'present perfect'. It has a few uses; one of them is to talk about life experience. We form this tense by using have or has and then the past participle, sometimes called the third form, of the verb. Here are some other examples of this use of the present perfect:
I have been to Scotland.
I have never eaten curry.
Have you ever ridden a motorcycle?
2. In some of your sentences you used past negatives. You said "I had not my camera". I can understand what you mean, but the correct way to form this type of statement is like this: "I did not have my camera." Negatives in the simple past are formed by adding didn't (informal) or did not (formal) before the simple form of the verb.
3. You wrote the word « cliché ». What did you mean by this? In English we say 'cliché' to mean a phrase or idea that has been used so often that it no longer has much meaning and is not interesting. I'm sure that it is not what you meant! Also, you used speech marks/quotation marks like this « cliché », but in English, they are shown like this "cliché".
Practice your present perfect. For each of the questions choose the one correct answer.
1. "I haven't read any good books ..."
a. long time
b. for a long time
c. since a long time
2. "Have you ... her recently?"
3. "We ... to the cinema for a long time."
a. haven't went
b. haven't gone
c. haven't go
4. "Where's mum? She's just ... to the shops. She'll be back in five minutes."